The whole world was changed for the worse that day. Azhar's arrest is because of that day.
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thoght? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it."
Here's the whole quote from WikiQuote:
- Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten.
At any rate, I think it's unconscionable that this is a crime that this young man has been arrested for. I don't quite see how any thinking person could see otherwise, even taking into consideration that Brits don't have the same 1st amendment protections that we enjoy.
- I hate the army and I hate the RAF.
I've always loved that line (from "Career Opportunities"), because of how bold it is. I didn't think anyone in the US could ever get away with saying such a thing. I naively thought that maybe Britain didn't have an armed services cult worship like we do. Guess not. Words don't hurt. If they think the guy is a radical or a terrorist, investigate him. If they don't find anything, then leave him alone.